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Top team to manage

Started on 5 March 2012 by norwichcity919
Latest Reply on 9 March 2012 by derry10
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Ok, so now after I finish my story with Norwich, I'm going to try a new challenge. I want to manage one of the top teams in the world and go a whole season unbeaten, but which team should I be? Barca, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Manchester City, Manchester United??
After 2 seasons with Oostende in Belgium, i had got them promoted then finished the following season as runners up and cup winners, i then went to PSV in Holland where i bought good young players and moulded them into a team that won 4 titles, 1 champs league and 2 cups, after 4 years i thought i couldn't take them any further and i quit hoping one of the top clubs would want me, anyway i took the job at Man Utd and got a huge transfer kitty and thought this would be a doddle, only problem was all the players were getting old and never seemed interested in what i had to say and were furious when i fined them or had a go at them, basically it was like the Leeds team when Cloughie took over - they didn't want to play for me so i bought a couple of my old PSV players and got Neymar for £44m, unbelievably after 22 league games i have won 21 and lost 1, the fans are either "satisfied" or think the performances have been poor, in the Champs League i won the first 5 group games and had qualified for the knockout phase, so in the last game i fielded the kids and got tanked and the club thought it was an "aberration" and were very unhappy, so at the end of the season i am off to find a smaller club to manage.
So, think very carefully before deciding to manage a big club as their expectations will be huge and most of the established players will have big egos - so good luck.
It sounds like you're challenging Andre Villas-Boas (except for the results, that is)

It's a good point. Possibly more fun to pick a team a bit off the top whom you can take there. Probably one of the top six leagues is needed, and you want a club with a big stadium or the chance to build one, though how you tell about the latter ahead of time is a bit unclear. Logic may guide here - clubs in dense metropolitan areas may not find places to build and "the council will never give planning permission". At a brief think... Valencia? OM? Atletico Madrid? Dortmund? Napoli? (Napoli are pretty tempting with the attacking lineup they have now!)
I agree with Mwichmann, I think managing a top team, just not the best of the best, would make a great and challenging story. Dortmund, Valencia, OM, OL, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, Roma, Leverkusen, great choices for that.

But if you'd like to stick to the giants, I think either Milan clubs, or Juventus in Italy, or an English club. Going undefeated in Spain with Madrid or Barca wouldn't be that gratifying, I would think, since Barca and Madrid are the only ones who can really threaten each other.
#44734 mwichmann : It sounds like you're challenging Andre Villas-Boas (except for the results, that is)

Lol !! I think you're both right, managing a club that you can build up to compete with the best is far more satisfying than starting as the best, take Guardiola, he's had enough at Barcelona (so the rumours go).
Another thought, you could try go unbeaten with a formation of 3 defenders, no wing backs. Would be a pretty great feat, no team I know of have won the league, CL, or whatever, with a 3-man defense, just an idea.

Hats off to Napoli for their 3-4-2-1 formation IRL, and doing a damn good job at it.
Update: After getting beaten 3-2 by Cardiff in the 3rd Round of the F.A.Cup, the supporters were "quite angry", then lost to Blackburn, beat Villa 3-2 in league cup final and then lost on aggregate in 1st knockout round of Champions League to Barcelona, even in the games i won the team were outplayed for 85 mins, so i quit and am now manager of Wolfsburg who are currently 14th in the German League with 9 games to go - and i couldn't be more happier.

Answer me this, Chicarito and Rooney couldn't hit a barn door when i played them, but when i got bored and went on holiday, using a team and tactics that i'd picked they would either score hat-tricks or would be man of the match!!!
I would suggest trying to go valencia, Ath Bilbao, sevilla etc. And try and be the new champs of spain?
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